Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder collection has arrived!
I ordered online from Selfridges, as I’d heard that they would be selling the collection a couple of weeks back. They ship to the Middle East within 2-3 days so it was winners all round.
There are lots of different pieces in the collection (14 in total), and I decided on five that I thought I would like/potentially love. I based some of my choices on a great review by the wonderful Sali Hughes, which you can read here.
Before we get into each product, I just want to say that I very much like this collection.
I think it’s pretty bloody fantastic, to be honest.
The packaging alone is sensational – heavy, a little bit old-school, mirrors in everything, so grown up, etc. It gives me all the feels. In fact, it gives me Tom Ford feels. Know what I’m saying? 😉
Anyways, here’s what I ordered, along with a mini-review of each.
Bloody fantastic. Much, much better than a lot of the reviews would have you believe. A hybrid moisturiser/highlighter that has a beautiful, light texture with an amazing, delicate sheen. I like applying this on the outer corners of my face and on the tops of my cheekbones, either before, or indeed after, my makeup. Love, love, love it.
A beautiful dark, smoky (and slightly dirty) grey/navy. Tonnes of shimmer, but in a good way. The eyeshadows are seriously pigmented and I have nothing bad to say about them.
More of the same here, except this is a possibly more wearable colour than Black Myrrh. I wore this today and yesterday during the day and loved it. It’s a super rich, goldy/taupe/rusty-brown, and blends beautifully, etc.
This is hands-down the best kajal/smokey eye pencil I have ever used. It goes on so creamy and easily that it’s a bit like rubbing butter on your eyes. The pigment off this bad boy is insane, and also – quite difficult to remove.
In fact, I’d go so far as saying that it’s possibly waterproof. This pleases Simone greatly. I should also mention that it’s double-ended, pitch black on one end, and a nude/beige shade on the other for inner waterline action. Sensational.
This is the only one that I’m a teeny, tiny bit on the fence about. It’s a slightly watery, sheeny liquid eyeshadow/liner. If I’m being a bit mean, it reminds me of vaseline.
It’s not even that pigmented, so you get a kind of watery, uneven effect on the eye – and it definitely can’t be used as an eyeliner. I just don’t get it. Maybe I’m too uncool for this? 🙂
I really hope they make Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder permanent, and I’d love to see more added to the line.
Have you ordered anything? Or are you planning to?